100 Days of 100 words, day 17: Crime and Punishment
My stepmother: "I just kicked my own son out of the house for doing less than what you did."
What I did: tracked down my mother in Detroit after not seeing her for five years.
What he did: Burgle houses in the subdivision across the street. Flood a home by placing a running hose in the basement window when the owners were on vacation.
I was not allowed to tell my siblings about my mom. What must they have imagined that I did? I tried not to care. I made my face a blank. I was leaving for college in two weeks.